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The beautiful moment a paralysed father dances with his daughter on her wedding day

Melissa Imbesi by Melissa Imbesi
January 30th, 2016

You might want to grab a tissue (or five) for this.

17 years ago, Paul Martin and his son Ryan were involved in a horrific car accident. Ryan was killed instantly and Paul was left a quadriplegic after his neck was broken.

Paul’s daughter Brittany held special memories of how much she and her dad loved to dance together and how Paul would always be the first to hit the dance floor prior to the accident.

When Brittany got engaged, she wanted nothing more than to dance with her dad at her wedding. With the help of a company called Roll Car Wheelchair Dance, who teach wheelchair-users how to dance, they choreographed the most beautiful father-daughter dance for Brittany’s special day.

While he was initially hesitant and self-conscious to perform, Paul NAILED the routine and subsequently gained the confidence to boogie the rest of the night away on the dance floor with family and friends.

This is seriously one of the most touching things we’ve ever seen.  We hope your mascara is waterproof….

What is your fondest father/daughter memory?